HyperDic: epic

English > 3 senses of the word epic:
NOUNcommunicationepic, epic poem, heroic poem, eposa long / long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
ADJECTIVEallepic, heroic, larger-than-lifevery imposing or impressive
pertepic, epicalconstituting / constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic
epic > pronunciation
Soundseh'pihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > epic: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale).
Example"an epic voyage"
Synonymsheroic, larger-than-life
Broaderlarge, bigAbove average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Spanishépico, heroico
Catalanheroic
English > epic: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningconstituting / constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic.
Example"epic tradition"
Synonymepical
Spanishépico
Nounsepic, eposa long / long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
English > epic: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA long / long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds.
Synonymsepic poem, heroic poem, epos
InstancesAeneidAn epic in Latin by Virgil
Divine Comedy, Divina CommediaA narrative epic poem written by Dante
IliadA Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy
NibelungenliedAn epic poem written in Middle High German and based on the legends of Siegfried and Teutonic kings
OdysseyA Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
Narrowerchanson de gesteOld French epic poems
heroic verse, heroic meter, heroicA verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes
rhapsodyAn epic poem adapted for recitation
Broaderpoem, verse formA composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
Spanishépica, epos, poema épico, poema heróico
Catalanèpica, poema èpic
Adjectivesepic, epicalconstituting / constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic

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